Nov 11th. Sham attack of B and D Companies over 1,400 yds. of land but after going 700 yds. owing to a mistake of our Captains we were all wiped out with a machine gun so we were dead for the time being and we had a good smoke and a snooze till it was time for us to go back. Only 22 of our company was on parade in these days many being at Ramsgate & Sandwich.
Thursday Nov 12th. Marched 4 ½ miles down the Dover Road and then splitting up into two parties we returned across country. I was in Captain Westby’s and Srgt. Wilcox’s party and we got back first. Drill in the afternoon and a lecture at night.
Friday 13th. Another manoeuvre over ploughed fields. Got in a beastly mess. No afternoon parade except for pay and spent the rest of the time scraping and cleaning myself. Got a new uniform in the afternoon also.
We had a good smoke and a snooze